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Alerts for the Alton, Illinois Area

OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center Implementing Visitor Restrictions

Jun 15, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and Mission Partners (employees), OSF HealthCare facilities in Alton and Godfrey will implement a strict no visitor policy effective April 1, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • One visitor will be allowed for patients with behavioral health, developmental delays or altered mental status for whom a caregiver is necessary for their care or safety
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations
  • Other exceptions will be made in consultation with leadership
     

    We have activated a screening process for all visitors and vendors that enter our facilities. Visitors that fall under the above visitor exceptions will be screened at the Main Entrance for signs of respiratory illness.
     

    In addition to self-reporting, Mission Partners are now being screened by their Supervisors. All Mission Partners are expected to self-monitor for symptoms before coming to work by taking their temperature. Once they have arrived for their shift, Supervisors will initiate a second round of screening to ensure they are feeling well.

     

    All patients are not being screened at the door, but ARE being screened at the department to which they are going to for their procedure or visit. They are asked all of the relevant screening questions to ensure that they are healthy.


    “Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center President Ajay Pathak. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

    If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Closings & Cancellations - Alton Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 21
    • Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
  • April 15
    • Car Seat Safety - cancelled
  • April 16
    • Breastfeeding Series - cancelled
  • April 18
    • Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
  • May 13
    • Wednesday Night Lamaze - cancelled
  • May 18
    • Infant CPR - cancelled

Please check back for updated information.

Alerts for the Bloomington, Illinois Area

Construction Alert

Sep 15, 2020 - The hospital main entrance (Entrance A) is currently closed for construction.

Main Entrance Closure

The Emergency entrance (facing Washington Street) will be closed until approximately October 24 to improve accessibility for our patients with limited mobility. Use caution when arriving at the hospital, and follow signs to enter through the Main Entrance (Entrance A) to access the Emergency Department and the screening desk, Admitting, Outpatient Lab and other outpatient services.

Closings & Cancellations - Bloomington-Normal Area

Mar 22, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF PromptCare on Bradford Lane is closed indefinitely; the primary care office is open and taking walk-in patients. OSF Urgo on Bradford Lane is also open usual hours (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.).
  • Valet Parking is suspended until further notice.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Life After Loss Support Group cancelled until further notice.
  • All Center for Healthy Lifestyles classes and events are cancelled until further notice, with the exception of HMR classes.
  • Cardiac Rehab Phase 3 (Fit4Life) is suspended until further notice.

Please check back for updated information.

OSF St. Joseph Requesting No Visitors

Mar 16, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

In alignment with the Governor’s declaration, we are maintaining a NO VISITOR policy, with a few exceptions:

One designated support person will be allowed for pediatric patients and other patients who require support
One designated support person will be allowed during childbirth
Special considerations for end-of-life situations

These restrictions are an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The health risks remain high. Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will keep them safe while in our care. While the number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) are lowering in our state and region, these restrictions serve as a preventive measure for the virus.

Alerts for the Danville, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Danville Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 20
    • Narcotics Anonymous - cancelled
  • March 21
    • Foster Parent Class - cancelled
  • March 27
    • Narcotics Anonymous - cancelled
  • March 28
    • Foster Parent Class - cancelled

OSF Sacred Heart Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 16, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center is implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor may be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor may be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions may be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

 

Alerts for the Escanaba, Michigan Area

OSF St. Francis Visitor Guidelines

Jun 08, 2020 - For the health and safety of our patients, Mission Partners and community, and in compliance with executive orders for the State of Michigan, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical is re-implementing restriction of visitors to the Hospital and Medical Group.

For the health and safety of our patients, Mission Partners and community, and in compliance with executive orders for the State of Michigan, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical is re-implementing restriction of visitors to the Hospital and Medical Group. Effective Friday, July 10, 2020, visitors will only be permitted to enter OSF HealthCare facilities if they are: 

 

  • Necessary for the provision of medical care, the support of activities of daily living, or the exercise of the power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for an individual under the facility's care;
  • Accompanying an admitted inpatient specifically at the time of admission and at the time of discharge to assist with the process and post-procedure. Routine visiting will not be permitted.
  • A support person with the patient in the obstetrics and nursery unit at any time, including one certified doula or midwife during labor.
  • A parent, foster parent, or guardian of an individual under 21 years of age who is under the facility's care;
  • Visiting an individual under the facility's care who is in critical condition or hospice care;
  • Visiting under urgent circumstances or for the purpose of performing official government functions;
  • Able to wear an appropriate mask or face covering.

 

Healthy support persons that meet the exceptions listed above should stop at the front desk upon arrival to the hospital or medical group, where a health screening will occur.

 

For up-to-date information and guidelines, visit www.CDC.gov. You can also visit www.osfhealthcare.org for more information and online screening for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group Golf Outing Cancelled

Jun 03, 2020 - It is no secret that we are in unprecedented times in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. As a valued friend of OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, we take your health, safety and well-being very seriously.

Dear Friend,

It is no secret that we are in unprecedented times in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. As a valued friend of OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, we take your health, safety and well-being very seriously.

With this in mind, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Going for the Green Golf Outing at the Sweetgrass Golf Course, benefiting OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. The decision to cancel the event was not made lightly, but one that we see as a necessary precaution to protect our community from the spread of the virus. 

Even though we are not hosting an in-person event this year, we hope you still consider supporting our hospital and donate to OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. Online donations can be made by visiting https://www.osfhealthcarefoundation.org/sfh-escanaba-donation-form.  In the “Leave a comment” field, type “GOLF” and under “Designation” please select “Area of Greatest Need.” You may also mail a check made payable to OSF HealthCare Foundation, 3401 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI  49829; please mark “GOLF” in the memo line.

Thank you for being part of our OSF family and for working alongside us to make this world a better, safer and healthier place. Additionally, you may contact me directly if you have any questions or to discuss additional giving opportunities.

We remain grateful for each of you and your continued support.

 

Gratefully,

Jean Arvan

Closings & Cancellations - Escanaba Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed

    • June 25
      Going for the Green Golf Outing - Cancelled
    • July 14
      Cancer Support Group - Cancelled due to inclement weather.

Alerts for the Evergreen Park, Illinois Area

OSF Little Company of Mary Implement Visitor Restrictions in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 15, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are asking the public to limit visits to the hospital.

OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center, in conjunction with the Cook County Health Department, has issued the following temporary visitor restrictions during continued widespread seasonal influenza activity and the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to protect our patients and community, NO visitors will be allowed at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center until further notice. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. The changes are effective immediately.

 

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The health risks from cold and flu remain high. Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will keep them safe while in our care. While the number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) are still low in our state and region, these restrictions will also serve as a preventative measure for the virus.

 

For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCook County Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Closings & Cancellations - Evergreen Park Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • Care Station East at 5660 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will be CLOSED starting Tuesday, March 24. Care Station West at 6700 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will remain OPEN for your urgent care needs.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Birthing Basics through August
  • Baby Care Basics through August
  • Days Breastfeeding Support Group cancelled until through August
  • Evening Breastfeeding Support Group through August
  • Having Your Baby at OSF Little Company of Mary Tours through August
  • Infant Child/CPR through August
  • Now I’m Home, Now What? through August
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Class thorugh August
  • Sibling Preparation Class through August
  • Senior Social Group through August
  • ALL Screenings in August
  • FREE Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening cancelled until August

Alerts for the Galesburg, Illinois Area

Closings and Cancelations Galesburg Area

Mar 15, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • For the safety of our patients we have canceled screening mammography appointments at this time.  This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment.  If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

  • All Bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Wellness/Phase 3 program at SMMC being closed to the public until further notice.

  • Visting hours will be 10am - 5:30pm. Front Doors will closed at 5:30pm. Emergency Room Doors will stayed open.

  • Mass postponed until further notice.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 30
    Healthy Workplace Event- Postponed

  • April 2
    Blessing and Dedication- Postponed

  • Childbirth Classes in April have been cancelled.

  • Call ahead for any events.

Alerts for the Kewanee, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Kewanee Area

Jun 19, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

  • Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  
  • In accordance with current  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, you will need to wear a protective face covering in OSF HealthCare facilities. All persons entering the facility will also be screened for COVID symptoms.

  • Click here for complete details on current visitor guidelines at OSF HealthCare facilities.

  • Masses in the OSF Saint Luke Chapel have been suspended.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Healthy Kids U
    Healthy Kids U sessions have been temporarily postponed.
  • OSF Saint Luke Diabetes Support Group
    Meetings have been temporarily postponed.
     

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 31, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

Click here for complete details on current visitor guidelines at OSF HealthCare facilities.

In accordance with current  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, you will need to wear a protective face covering in OSF HealthCare facilities. All people entering will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

Alerts for the Mendota, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Mendota Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF PromptCare (Walk-in Urgent Care Clinic) has been relocated from Suite 400 to Suite 600 (located across the hallway) - Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Main Door Hours - OSF Saint Paul Medical Center Main Lobby (door #1) is open weekdays from 6:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Medical Office Door is open weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (door #3).  All patients coming to the hospital on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. or on weekends for outpatient testing will need to enter through the Emergency Department walk-in entrance, which is located on the south side (back) of the hospital.

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  •  Grief Support Group - cancelled untill further notice
  • OSF Saint Paul Chapel, Catholic Weekly Mass  - cancelled
  • OSF Saint Paul Foundation CornaPalooza Race, August 8, 2020 - cancelled
  • OSF Saint Paul Foundation "Fore the Hospital" Golf Outing and Dinner, August 28, 2020 - cancelled

Alerts for the Monmouth, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Monmouth Area

Jun 19, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

  • Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  
  • In accordance with current  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, you will need to wear a protective face covering in OSF HealthCare facilities. All persons entering the facility will also be screened for COVID symptoms.

  • Click here for complete details on current visitor guidelines at OSF HealthCare facilities.

  • The Main Entrance for OSF Holy Family Medical Center is currently closed. The Outpatient Entrance is open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If you arrive outside of these hours or on the weekends, please enter through the Emergency Department.

  • Both the Rehab-Specialty Clinic Entrance and OSF Medical Group Entrance remain open.

  • Wellness/Phase 3 program at OSF Holy Family is being closed to the public until further notice.

  • Masses in the OSF Holy Family Chapel have been suspended.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Be WELL Meetings
    Meetings have been cancelled until futher notice.

  • Healthy Kids U
    Healthy Kids U has been postponed until further notice.

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 31, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

Click here for complete details on current visitor guidelines at OSF HealthCare facilities.

In accordance with current  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, you will need to wear a protective face covering in OSF HealthCare facilities. All people entering will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

Alerts for the Ottawa, Illinois Area

Power Outage at OSF PromptCare in Ottawa

Aug 11, 2020 - Officials from the OSF HealthCare facility on the south side of Ottawa have confirmed that a power outage is in effect. This outage is a result of the storm that passed through the area on Monday afternoon.

(Ottawa, IL | August 11, 2020) - Officials from the OSF HealthCare facility on the south side of Ottawa have confirmed that a power outage is in effect. This outage is a result of the storm that passed through the area on Monday afternoon. The facility will remain closed until power is restored. Residents in need of urgent care services are encouraged to walk in for care at one of the following facilities:

OSF PromptCare – Ottawa (temporarily relocated)

1614 E. Norris Dr.

Open: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekdays

(815) 434-2273

 

OSF Urgo – Ottawa

2911 Columbus St.

Open: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily

(815) 431-3410

 

OSF PromptCare – Streator

111 Spring St. (4th floor)

Open: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., weekdays

(815) 673-4545

 

Patients of Ushari Koganti, MD, Sushmita Prathipati, MD, and Brian Rosborough, MD, with previously scheduled appointments at the south side facility will be contacted via phone to discuss appointment options. Patients previously scheduled for COVID-19 testing will be contacted via phone to discuss the relocation of the drive-through testing site.

 

For online urgent care you can access anywhere, anytime, please visit OSF OnCall. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

 

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 30, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020,

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed if deemed necessary for the provision of medical care
  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

Also, all people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness. Walk-in (non-scheduled) testing after 4 p.m. will not be allowed entry, so please plan accordingly. OSF PromptCare services remain unchanged at this time.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Elizabeth President Ken Beutke and OSF Saint Paul President Dawn Trompeter. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Alerts for the Peoria, Illinois Area

OSF Saint Francis No Visitor and Masking Policy

Apr 28, 2020 - To protect patients and staff due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have implemented a NO VISITOR policy and are requiring everyone to wear a mask.

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois are implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place. The changes are in effect until further notice with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

In addition, Beginning Wednesday, April 29, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria will require anyone entering to wear a mask. Exceptions are made for those younger than two years old or those with medical conditions that prohibit wearing a mask.

 

“Wearing a mask over the nose and mouth helps to contain respiratory secretions and reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19,” said President Bob Anderson. “Masking is additional protection which will address asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission of the virus.”

 

Patients will be given a mask to wear while interacting with medical staff if they don’t have one of their own. In addition, visitors and vendors will be asked to wear a personal mask. If a personal mask is not available, a disposable mask will be provided.

 

All OSF Mission Partners will also be required to wear masks in public spaces, whether personal or provided by OSF HealthCare. OSF Mission Partners who provide direct patient care will be issued appropriate personal protective equipment by OSF.

 

 

Valet Services Discontinued at OSF Saint Francis

Mar 18, 2020 - OSF Saint Francis discontinues valet services until further notice

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has discontiuned valet services until further notice. Patients and visitors may pull up to an entrance door inside the main parking deck. Wheelchairs will be made available until 6 a.m - 6 p.m. each da

Closings & Cancellations - Peoria Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF Medical Exercise at the RiverPlex is closed until further notice - this includes Silver Sneakers, all group classes, support groups and orientations.
  • OSF Senior World is closed March 17 - April 16
  • Walk-in Wednesday mammograms at OSF Saint Francis are discontinued until further notice.
  • OSF Occupational Health on Sheridan Road is temporarily closed.Lift tests will still be offered, but all other occupational health services will be provided out of our office located at 719 N. William Kumpf Boulevard.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

 

 

  • May 13
    • Wednesday Night Lamaze - cancelled
  • May 18
    • Infant CPR - cancelled

Alerts for the Pontiac, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Pontiac Area

Jun 02, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events. This is to ensure we’re following guidance to limit large interactions, for everyone’s safety. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or suspended:

  • Until further notice the Living with Loss Grief Support Group has been suspended.

OSF HealthCare Saint James Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 16, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of our patients, family members and Mission Partners (staff), we are implementing a strict no visitor policy, effective March 30, 2020.

Please be advised, we have updated our visitor restrictions, effective March 30, 2020.

OSF HealthCare Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac has implemented a strict no visitor policy until further notice. There are a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients.
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth. 
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations.

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it's an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible at this time.

Alerts for the Rockford, Illinois Area

OSF Saint Anthony Requesting Public to Limit Visits and to Wear Masks

Apr 30, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure. We are also asking all patients, visitors, vendors and employees to wear a personal mask upon entering OSF hospitals and offices effective May 4, 2020 until further notice.

No visitor policy in effect until further notice. A few exceptions apply:

  • One visitor will be allowed for surgical patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth (siblings are not allowed)
  • Special considerations for end-of-life situations
  • One designated health care decision maker for patients unable to make health care decisions for themselves
  • NOTE: Health care decision makers, support persons and visitors of end-of-life patients who are currently experiencing or recently experienced any acute respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath, are not permitted.

Closings & Cancellations - Rockford Area

Mar 23, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Catholic Mass (until further notice)
    • Please note that services will not be held at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center until further notice.
  • Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center – cancelled
  • OSF PromptCare, located at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, will be temporarily closed, starting April 12.
    • OSF PromptCare at the OSF Center for Health - Rock Cut will remain open with normal operating hours (8 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily)
  • OSF Saint Anthony Wound Healing Center & Healogics - closed on Fridays starting April 24, 2020 until May 22, 2020

Alerts for the Streator, Illinois Area

Power Outage at OSF PromptCare in Ottawa

Aug 11, 2020 - Officials from the OSF HealthCare facility on the south side of Ottawa have confirmed that a power outage is in effect. This outage is a result of the storm that passed through the area on Monday afternoon.

(Ottawa, IL | August 11, 2020) - Officials from the OSF HealthCare facility on the south side of Ottawa have confirmed that a power outage is in effect. This outage is a result of the storm that passed through the area on Monday afternoon. The facility will remain closed until power is restored. Residents in need of urgent care services are encouraged to walk in for care at one of the following facilities:

OSF PromptCare – Ottawa (temporarily relocated)

1614 E. Norris Dr.

Open: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekdays

(815) 434-2273

 

OSF Urgo – Ottawa

2911 Columbus St.

Open: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily

(815) 431-3410

 

OSF PromptCare – Streator

111 Spring St. (4th floor)

Open: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., weekdays

(815) 673-4545

 

Patients of Ushari Koganti, MD, Sushmita Prathipati, MD, and Brian Rosborough, MD, with previously scheduled appointments at the south side facility will be contacted via phone to discuss appointment options. Patients previously scheduled for COVID-19 testing will be contacted via phone to discuss the relocation of the drive-through testing site.

 

For online urgent care you can access anywhere, anytime, please visit OSF OnCall. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

 

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 30, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020,

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed if deemed necessary for the provision of medical care
  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

Also, all people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness. Walk-in (non-scheduled) testing after 4 p.m. will not be allowed entry, so please plan accordingly. OSF PromptCare services remain unchanged at this time.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Elizabeth President Ken Beutke and OSF Saint Paul President Dawn Trompeter. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Alerts for the Urbana, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Urbana Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF Urgo on Cunningham Avenue is temporarily closed.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 18
    • Childbirth Education Class - cancelled
  • March 25
    • Childbirth Education Class - cancelled

OSF Heart of Mary Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 16, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center is implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor may be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor may be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions may be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.